The Fingal Beaches lie on the western side of Cape Schanck. They can be reached along the walking tracks from Cape Schanck and Fingal Picnic Area car parks. The two beaches are remnants of a once large beach, that supplied sand to the backing cliff-top dunes. Today they have been eroded down to the present strip of sand, fronted by rock platforms and reefs. They are backed by the 40 m high calcarenite cliffs with active dunes on top.
Both beaches face southwest into the full force of the westerly winds and waves. The waves break on the offshore reefs and rocks, and the narrow beaches are only active at high tide.
Please Note – SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.